Shell Energy Europe has agreed to supply renewable electricity to Air Liquide’s industrial and medicinal gas production facilities in northern Italy for a 10-year period. Air Liquide will buy 52 GWh of the solar photovoltaic renewable power per year from SEEL’s array of solar power offtake deals in Italy beginning in 2023.
This renewable electricity, which has a comparable solar photovoltaic generation capacity of 42MW, will power the generation of a substantial percentage of Air Liquide’s medical and industrial gases in the northeast of the country, saving roughly 24,000 tonnes of CO2 per year – similar to emissions produced by around 4,000 families.
With this new deal, Air Liquide continues to move toward the energy revolution, providing its activities with ever-increasing volumes of renewable electricity, according to Pascal Vinet, who is the Senior Vice President as well as a member of the Air Liquide Group’s Executive Committee handling Europe Industries activities.
Shell Energy Europe’s General Manager for Power, Rupen Tanna, said the company is passionate about delivering a variety of clean power alternatives to assist customers to decrease emissions. It also has a wide portfolio of renewable energy, which supports the development of clean energy developments in the nations where it works (14 European power markets). In various countries, including the United States, Belgium, Spain, and the Netherlands, Air Liquide has renewable power agreements in place.
Shell Neft, which holds Shell’s retail and lubricants firms in Russia, was sold to PJSC LUKOIL last week by B.V. Dordtsche Petroleum Maatschappij and Shell Overseas Investments B.V. both subsidiaries of Shell.
The agreement covers 411 retail stations mostly in Russia’s Central and Northwestern regions, as well as the Torzhok lubricants blending factory, located around 200 kilometers north of Moscow.
Shell announced in early March that it will exit all Russian hydrocarbons, prompting the agreement with LUKOIL.
Integrated hydrogen solutions are being developed by CaetanoBus, Air Liquide, and Toyota Motor Europe.
An agreement has been reached between CaetanoBus, Air Liquide, and Toyota Motor Europe to explore integrated hydrogen solutions. As all three partners work to decarbonize transportation and establish local hydrogen ecosystems for different mobility uses, this will encompass infrastructure building and vehicle fleets.
The trio will apply their diverse skills to the whole hydrogen mobility value chain, from low-carbon hydrogen or renewable generation to transport and refueling infrastructure to vehicle deployment. The focus will first be on light commercial vehicles, buses, and cars, with the goal of speeding up the heavy-duty truck market.
Air Liquide and Lhoist have also agreed to use Air Liquide’s unique Cryocap carbon capture technology to decarbonize their lime production plant in Réty, in the Hauts-de-France area. The enterprises have filed for large-scale financing from the European Innovation Fund, marking a significant step forward in the development of a low-carbon industrial platform in the Dunkirk area.